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Google launches free website creation tool for Indian businesses

Varun Aggarwal Mumbai | Updated on January 12, 2018

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Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a new free tool to build a website through Google My Business. ‘Website With Google My Business’ is a new feature aimed at building a mobile optimised website instantly.

Announcing the launch, Shalini Girish, Director - Marketing Solutions, Google, said “With over 400 million Indians online, and 300 million of them on smartphones, the internet has emerged as the go-to destination to research and buy. So it's important for businesses to be where customers are. However, small business owners tell us that building a website can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming. In order to solve these problems for them, we introduced a new simple, free, and fast way to build a mobile optimised website through ‘Website With Google My Business’.”

Using Google My Business, local businesses can create their first website for free, right from their phone in less than 10 minutes, Google claims. Available for Google My Business users, this new feature will provide templated, editable websites for small businesses created from their data and photos on Google Maps. Google uses small businesses listing to build the site, taking care of the design and making sure their website is found in Search and Maps.

‘Website with Google My Business’ is available in ten languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam. Over 120,000 Indian businesses were part of the pilot rollout program that has been running for the past five months.

Published on June 13, 2017

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